Thanks for anyone willing to give info
ALL the dimensions are different:
188: 145 - 115 - 123 radius: 17.5
178: 140 - 110 - 118 radius: 14.8
I don't have a ski length ego issue i just want to get the right ski.
I'm 150lbs, 5' 9". I'd mainly use these for my Utah trip. I like the pow, don't mind moguls if they're fun, and I like the steeps. I feel we tend to ski faster there than back on our smaller mountain.
I'm skilled, but not hugely powerful I'd say.
The 178 does give up a lot of surface area. I'm from the east, so I figure I need all the powder help I can get. lol
I have the 178s at home now, new. But the shop says I can switch them out.
They don't look that big on my floor :)
We often have to hunt powder in the trees. I don't want to get too much ski for myself & hit one. I did demo the 178 briefly. They were fun, but I felt longer may be better.
Thanks for any thoughts !!!